Girls’ Education South Sudan (GESS) is an inclusive programme that will transform the lives of a generation of children in South Sudan – especially girls and those in the margins of society– through education.

In 2018 there were 156,085 girls enrolled in Primary 1 (P1) but only 5,272 in Secondary 4 (S4). GESS is on a mission to change that. Here's how:



Behaviour Change Communication
Behaviour Change Communication

Creating an enabling social-cultural environment for supporting girls’ education through social and behaviour change communication through radio and community outreach.

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Cash Transfers
Cash Transfers

Direct payments made to girls regularly attending school to help them buy things they need, and contribute to poverty reduction in the family and the community.

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Capitation Grants
Capitation Grants

Providing reliable funding to schools to remove registration fees for students and parents, reduce the cost of education and encourage families to send their children to school.

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Quality Education
Quality Education

Offering practical support to schools, teachers and education managers to improve the quality of education, decrease drop-out and repetition rates.

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Knowledge, Evidence, Research & Learning
Knowledge, Evidence, Research & Learning

Studying and understand more about the issues that prevent girls from going to school, staying in school and learning while at school.

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Featured Posts

"Educate Girls to Transform South Sudan” – National Girls’ Education Day highlights the importance of educating our girls

Marking the National Girls’ Education Day 2020, the Minister of General Education and Instruction (MoGEI), Hon. Awut Deng Acuil, has highlighted the importance of girls’ education to build a resilient future for South Sudan. The National Girls’ Education Day was promulgated on the 7th July 2004 by the late Dr…

Video Reveals How GESS is Responding to COVID-19

New video explains how Girls' Education South Sudan (GESS) is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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